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Cajun Shrimp Burgers With Avocado Crema

Recipe sponsored by Shaw’s

I find myself craving backyard grilling flavors so often right now. I think it is because I just need to get out of the house as much as I can, but either way, I am always trying to think of the next grilled meal and sides.

This past week Shaw’s sent me on a little shopping spree to see which of their easy and affordable Signature products I could grab and make a fun recipe from. Because I was in the mood for grilling, I decided to do a burger, and serve it with potato and pasta salads.

I topped the burger with muenster cheese, an avocado crema and some cajun grilled shrimp and it was the best burger I have had in awhile! The potato salad was loaded with ranch, bacon, and pickles, and the pasta salad had cucumbers and was seasoned by a jar of quick pickled peppers. All in all, a perfect backyard spread.

The Signature Farms Ground Beef Patties 91% Lean 9% Fat were great for these burgers and had just the right fat content to keep the burger super juicy and flavorful. My favorite though was the Signature RESERVE™ Fusilli because it really held on to the light sauce I made. It was a perfect pasta salad noodle!
I was never really a big shrimp griller until recently because I thought they became overcooked before you could char them. I now have a better grill and I skewer them like this and can get some good color on them. Smells like summer! Build it up
Here are the recipes for the potato and pasta salads using the Signature Farms Bacon and Potatoes, and the Signature Select Dressings.

Ranch bacon potato salad
2.5 pounds Signature Farms Red Potatoes, boiled until tender and cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 cup Signature Ranch Dressing
1 cup Signature Select Bread and Butter Pickles, diced, with juices
3 strips Signature Farms Bacon, cooked and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped dill
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 dash hot sauce
salt and pepper

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Add more of anything if needed to adjust to your personal tastes

Pickled Pepper Pasta Salad
About 5 multicolored sweet peppers, sliced thin
1/2 cup red vinegar
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup Signature Select Italian Dressing
1 pound Signature Reserve Fusilli, cooked to package instructions
1/2 an english cucumber, sliced
1/2 cup Signature Mayo

  1. Mix the peppers with the vinegar, garlic, and italian dressing in a jar. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to marinate in the fridge overnight.
  2. Put the cooked pasta in a bowl and add the cucumber and mayo. Stir to combine. Add in the peppers and all the juices. Stir to combine. Serve.
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Cajun Shrimp Burgers With Avocado Crema

  • 4 Signature Farms Ground Beef Patties 91% Lean 9% Fat
  • 12 jumbo shrimp
  • cajun seasoning
  • 4 slices Munster Cheese
  • 4 Signature Select Sesame Seed Buns
  • crema
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 Lime (juice)

Instructions

  1. Mix the crema ingredients in a bowl and mash until smooth. Set aside in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. Season the burgers with salt and pepper. Skewer the shrimp and season with lots of cajun seasoning
  3. Grill the burgers and shrimp to desired doneness. Top the burgers with cheese as they are finishing cooking. Toast he buns on the grill as well.
  4. Build the burgers with the patties first, then the avocado crema, then the shrimp, and top with the top bun. Serve.